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The orangutan, from the Malay words “orang hutan,“ meaning “human of the forest,” resides in the rain forests of the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Bornean orangutans are found in both Indonesia and Malaysia, meaning that Indonesia holds about 80 percent of the world’s wild orangutan population. Orangutans are the most intelligent beings on Earth after homosapiens, […]
Imagine this scene: You’ve flown across the ocean to your dream destination, Germany, ready to see all the famous sites. You’ve seen the Instagram pictures and are determined to recreate your own impressive photos. First stop – the Neuschwanstein Castle. After navigating a few trains, a jam-packed bus, and a lot of crowds, you arrive […]
When the opportunity to write an article on orangutans with Eco Companion came about I jumped at the chance. After recently watching the BBC documentary Red Ape, I along with much of the nation were left feeling heart broken, overwhelmed and most of all helpless, staring in the face of our critically endangered forest cousins […]
Some people like to head off for a week or two of pure relaxation with nothing to do but lounge in a deckchair. We must admit that’s pretty tempting. However, some people switch-off better from working life by switching on. With these projects you can dive right in to some incredible volunteer and conservation experiences. […]
With their beautiful shaggy red coats and broad, hairless faces, the Bornean Orangutan is one of the most unique and recognisable primates. Sadly, they are on the critically endangered list with around 55,000 remaining in the wild. Why is the Bornean Orangutan so special? The orangutan is the face of so many conservation campaigns because […]
I’m putting some ecotourism myths to bed this week. It’s a big wide world out there and not all experiences involve, dirt, bugs and canvas! There’s some crazy ecotourism myths out there, so after a good week away in the wilds of Sweden on our Kolarbyn Wilderness Adventure, I’ve been reminded of a, sometimes tough, […]
As the New Year rolls in, I’m sure we all have the best intentions: get fit, eat more healthy food, travel more, drink less…the list goes ever on. Yet by mid-January most of us have fallen back into the same old habits. A few years ago I promised myself I would go running every morning. […]
There’s no shortage of cute animals around the world – but really, who can resist primates? Just look into the eyes of a cute baby orangutan clinging onto his mother’s back, or experience spotting gorillas in the mountains of Central Africa, and you’ll know what I mean. Sadly, primates are suffering the effects of deforestation, […]